The Fond du Lac County District Attorney this week will hold an inquest taking a look at a farm accident that resulted in the death of a 59-year-old Town of Byron man. Lee Batterman was killed last August when he was hit by a tractor driven by his 26-year-old son Michael at the family farm on County Highway B. District Attorney Dan Kaminsky says an inquest can serve as an investigative tool. Six people will determine whether the incident was an accident or if circumstances suggest there was a crime.
Kaminsky says he has his own opinion, but has gotten different input from others in law enforcement and his own office about the Thursday August 12th, 2010 accident. A Flight for Life helicopter flew Batterman to Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah after the accident. He’d suffered serious head injuries and died there.
Bob Nelson, KFIZ